June, or giugno in Italian, is the month that marks the beginning of the middle of the year and the beginning of l’estate (summer). Thanks to the longer days and warm temperatures, it is a wonderful time to visit Italy if you enjoy spending time on the beach, swimming, and hiking in the mountains.
Giugno is the sixth month (sesto mese) of the year according to the Julian and Gregorian calendars, and it consists of 30 days (trenta giorni). As is the case with all months of the year, giugno isn’t capitalised in Italian as it is in English.
Oggi è il primo giugno. – Caspita! Siamo già a metà anno!
Today is June 1st. – Wow! We’re already over halfway through the year!
It derives from the Latin Junius (mensis) meaning ‘month of Junius‘. Junius is a variant of Junonius meaning ‘sacred to Juno‘.
The star sign (segno zodiacale) for those born in giugno is either Gemelli (Gemini) if you were born between June 1st and June 20th or Cancro (Cancer) if you were born after the 20th.